Mighty Mount Rainier: Hike, Camp and Explore in...
No visit to Southwest Washington would be complete without first addressing the mountain in the room. No matter where you are in the region, it’s likely you’ll catch a...
Mount St. Helens: Welcome to Volcano Country
The rapid recovery of the ecosystem surrounding Mount St. Helens makes it hard to believe the volcano erupted only 37 years ago. The Mount St. Helens National Volcanic...
Festivals, Parades and More Events Not to Miss
No matter what time of the year you find yourself in Southwest Washington, there is never a shortage of events in the dozens of cities and towns that comprise Lewis and...
Family-Friendly Fun for All
Great Wolf Lodge — The Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, which opened in March 2008, offers more than the average hotel stay. The lodge features an enormous indoor water...
See It All on the White Pass Scenic Byway
124-Mile Byway Offers Stunning Peaks, Beautiful Valleys and Endless Opportunities The White Pass Scenic Byway is a recreational paradise in the shadow of Mount Rainier, Mount...
A Haven for Hunting and Fishing
Reasons Why Southwest Washington Is a Magnet for Outdoor Recreationalists The verdant hills and valleys of Lewis County offer a plethora of piscatorial opportunities for the...
Hit the Links for a Round of Golf
Lewis and south Thurston counties are known for their picturesque environments with hills, rivers and trees — and four golf courses in the region take advantage of that...
Beyond the Mountains, an Endless Supply of...
You can’t truly experience Southwest Washington without taking in the trails, historic sites and attractions that make the area truly wonderful. These are only the...
2016 Events: Southwest Cascade
Packwood Mountain Festival and Fun Run Packwood, Wash. April 29-May 1, 2015 | whitepasscountrymuseum.org For three days at the end of April and beginning of May, the Packwood...
2016 Events: Lewis County
Pe Ell River Run Pe Ell to Rainbow Falls State Park Second weekend in April There’s no handbook for how to manage the Pe Ell River Run. This informal splash of an event...
2016 Events: Thurston / South Pierce County
Roy Pioneer Rodeo 8710 Higgins Greig Road, Roy June 4-5, Sept. 3-4 | royrodeo.com The Roy Pioneer Rodeo covers two weekends, June 4-5, as well as Sept. 3-4, and the outdoor...
Mount St. Helens: Welcome to Volcano Country
Walk in the Wake of Mother Nature’s Terrific Power, 35 Years After the 1980 Mount St. Helens Eruption The rapid recovery of the ecosystem surrounding Mount St. Helens...
Majestic Mount Rainier
Hike, Camp and Explore in One of the Northwest’s Greatest Treasures Lewis County is a prime gateway to one of the Northwest’s most picturesque and expansive national...
More Mountain Adventures: Ski Resort, High...
White Pass Ski Area After an expansion doubled its size, the White Pass Ski Area is a haven for people seeking the glories of powder during the winter. Late spring, summer...
Seek Out Local Trails for a Walk, Long or Short
Take a Journey on a Nearby Trail There’s no reason to stay inside when nearby trails await. Check out these hikes or explore more online at www.lewiscountytrails.org....
Arts Scene Finds Renewed Life Across Region
The budding visual and theatre arts scene in Lewis County has plenty to offer, from stage shows to movies at local landmarks, bringing families yet another entertainment...
Hit the Links for a Round of Golf
Lewis and south Thurston counties are known for their picturesque environments with hills, rivers and trees — and four golf courses in the region take advantage of that...
Take a Tour of Unique Sites
If you have a hankering to get out and take a country drive, the rural nature of our region provides the perfect opportunity. But while you’re out and about, make some time...
Tour Abundant Historic Offerings
Lewis County is home to several sites that provide a peek into what once was. Enjoy a visit to one or several of these attractions and receive a lesson into part of the...
Fun and Frivolity That’s Family Friendly
Great Wolf Lodge The Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, which opened in March 2008, offers more than the average hotel stay. The lodge features an enormous indoor water park,...